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nick's lit terms list

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short story
a story told in a shorter way, contains a clear beginning middle end and primary conflict.
protagonist
The positive force in the story, usually the person who tries to solve the conflict in the story.
antagonist
The opposing force of the story, ussually the person thats adds to or creates the main
fiction
fiction is prose writing about a story that is not real or is based off of a real stroy or idea.
prose
The ordinary term for spoken or written lanuage.
literary conflict
The interplay of two opposin forces in a story, and is not a problem. It is the essential element of fiction.
individual versus individual
A conflict based on one person opposin another
individual versus self
An inner conflict revolvin around a problem within a charecter
individual versus society
aA conflict based around one person againt many
individual versus enviornment
A conflict revolving around a person not being able to adapt to a place, or for some reason bein against it.
individual versus fate
A conflict based oppon a charecter with a fate,such as dying of cancer, and his fight against it. Something is bound to happen to him but he is opposing it.
individual versus nature
A conflict focused on a charecter surviving in nature.
Narrator
The person who tells the story, the big voice in the backround of a movie.
first person narrator
The "I" form of narration someone tellin the story from teir own perspective
third person limited narrator
Doesnt read the thoughts of all the charecters, just tells the story without knowing or sayin everythin to come.
third person omniscient narrrator
A person telling the story from a non personal ftype of view, knows everything everyone is thinking and everything that is goin to happen.
functions of the narrator
To tell the story,to ask questions the reader would ask and to act as a counterbalance to the main charecter
charecter
someone who is in a fictional story.
major charecter
A vital charecter to the story and is invlolved with the main plot .
minor charecter
A non vital charecter in the story ussually involved in the plot for a very small amount of time
Methods of charecterization
speech,actions,inner thoughts,physical apearance, psycoloical condition,reaction to another charecter
setting
where the story takes place.
time setting
when in time the story takes place
place setting
specific place where the story takes place
vital setting
a settin that plays an essential role to the story
functional setting
where the setting only backrounds the story
single effect
a method ussually used in horror, single effect is where every word in a sentence has vital importance to the maening the writer is tryin to get across.
plot structure
beginning, risin action, climax, decendiing action, conclusion
technical climax
when the two opposing forces meet in the story to resolve the conflict.
dramatic climax
the point of greatest intrest to the reader.
foreshadowing
giving hints to encourage the reader to keep reading.
flashback
a place where the action of the story is interupted to relate back to an earlier time.
irony
the effect of implying something that is the opposite of what you implied
verbal irony
a charecter says somethin that is the exact opposite of what will happen
dramatic irony
when the reader knows more about whats happening than the charecters do
theme
The overall message of the story
symbol
a tangible item used to represent an abstract idea or feeling
moral
a statement wich tells how life should be lived